UN warns against violence escalation in Yemen

(VOVworld) – On Tuesday, the UN envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, warned against violence escalating in Yemen and urged all sides not to thwart efforts to reach a peace deal aimed at ending the 19-month old conflict.
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The debris is caused by airstrike in Sanaa on October 8. (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

After talks with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault in Paris, Minister Ahmed called on all political leaders and their supporters to refrain from further endangering peace and security.

The Saudi-led Arab coalition was accused of an airstrike that killed 140 mourners at a funeral in Sanaa last week. Two days later, the Houthi movement launched a ballistic missile deep into Saudi Arabia and may have also fired on a US warship. The Arab coalition denied the accusation and announced they would work with US investigators on an investigation into the airstrike.

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